Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes

July 14, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes from the EatingWell website and Magazine! Delicious and Healthy Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes with recipes including; Grilled Chicken Thighs with Jerk Sauce, Spatchcocked Chicken with Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub, and Grilled Chicken Wings with Carrots and Celery. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Ultimate Grilled Chicken Recipes
Fresh ideas for grilled chicken plus amazing recipes for brines, rubs, marinades, sauces and more.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Jerk Sauce
Jamaican jerk sauce traditionally uses Scotch bonnet peppers; here, we substitute jalapeños for a milder flavor. The jerk sauce serves as both a marinade and a sauce for meaty grilled chicken thighs. This healthy grill recipe takes just 30 minutes of active time, so as long as you plan ahead and factor in the marinating time it’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or easy weekend BBQ………………….

Spatchcocked Chicken with Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub
In this whole grilled chicken recipe, the backbone is removed and the chicken is flattened then grilled under the weight of 2 bricks–which enables it to cook quickly and evenly. The homemade rub recipe makes enough to prepare 2 pounds of boneless chicken or 4 pounds of bone-in chicken, but you can easily double or triple the recipe and store the extra in an airtight container for up to 3 months so you can have it on hand throughout the grilling season………………

Grilled Chicken Wings with Carrots and Celery
These grilled chicken wings get that wonderful mix of sweet and spicy flavors from honey and harissa. Most grills cook unevenly, so it’s important to keep these wings moving around to ensure crispy skin without burning. Traditional chicken wing sides–carrots and celery–cook right alongside the chicken for a quick dinner on the grill……………………

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Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes

December 13, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes like; Cranberry-Orange-Glazed Turkey Meatballs, Meatballs with Honey-Mango Barbecue Sauce, and Italian Wedding Soup. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy to end the Year and to start the New Year! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes
Find healthy, delicious turkey meatballs recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Cranberry-Orange-Glazed Turkey Meatballs
Ground turkey and bulgur form the base of these healthy Thanksgiving-themed meatballs, which are tossed in a tangy cranberry-sauce glaze. Serve these on a platter or keep them warm in a slow cooker……….

Meatballs with Honey-Mango Barbecue Sauce
This honey-mango barbecue sauce is a perfect sweet topping for meatballs. The touch of cinnamon and dash of cayenne pepper add just the right amount of spice…….

Italian Wedding Soup
This Italian Wedding Soup recipe is Italian comfort food at its best, and this easy soup recipe lends itself to countless variations. Substitute spinach, chicory, chard or any other leafy green for the escarole or kale, and any leftover cooked (or canned) beans for the white beans in this healthy Italian wedding soup recipe…………

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Lowering fat in your recipes………..

Use evaporated skim milk in place of light or heavy cream in soups and sauces.

Kitchen Hint of thye Day!

May 27, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Save the Sauce……….

Thank you to Kelli for passing this Hint along……………..
For an easy weeknight meal, save and freeze leftover sauces from previous meals in ice-cube trays. The cubes can be reheated in a sauté pan when you need a quick sauce.

Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes

April 28, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes like; Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya, Chicken Mushroom and Wild Rice Casserole, and Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chicken and rice recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
The slow cooker makes easy work of this healthy jambalaya featuring brown rice and plenty of veggies. If you don’t want to make your own seasoning, just skip Step 1 and use 1½ teaspoons purchased salt-free Cajun seasoning in Step 2………

Chicken, Mushroom and Wild Rice Casserole
In Minnesota, chicken, mushrooms and wild rice are often bound together in a casserole with cream of mushroom soup. We forgo the sodium-rich canned soup and make a light, creamy sauce that gets depth of flavor from dry sherry and Parmesan cheese. If you already have cooked chicken, use 4 cups and skip Step 2……………..

Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken
Hoisin sauce along with pureed tart raspberries makes a wonderful Chinese-inspired marinade and dipping sauce for grilled chicken. Plan ahead: The chicken thighs benefit from marinating for at least 2 hours before grilling………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18935/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/main-dish/chicken-rice/

Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipes

April 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipes recipes like; Puttanesca Pork Chops, Meatball and Creamed Spinach Skillet, and Garden Tomato Sauce. Find these recipes and more all the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipes
Find healthy, delicious tomato sauce recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Puttanesca Pork Chops
This flavorful pork chop dinner recipe is proof that bold Neapolitan puttanesca sauce can liven up more than just spaghetti. Unlike brined olives like Kalamatas, oil-cured olives have a meatier bite because they’re coated in salt then macerated in oil. Look for them on olive bars or with other Italian products. Serve with sautéed broccoli rabe and whole-wheat orzo…….

Meatball and Creamed Spinach Skillet
Spaghetti and meatballs is a no-brainer, but pairing meatballs with a pile of creamed spinach topped with marinara and cheese is a flavorful twist. Pick your favorite frozen meatballs—beef, chicken or veggie—for this healthy dinner recipe…………

Garden Tomato Sauce
This garden-fresh tomato sauce is a delicious way to use summer-ripe tomatoes. Or freeze whole tomatoes and make this sauce later on in the winter. Just remove the cores and freeze them whole. Then, turn your frozen tomatoes into a garden-fresh sauce any time of the year. For pizza sauce: In Step 2, cook until thickened to about the consistency of pizza sauce, 1½ to 2 hours. Remove from the heat, transfer to a blender, add 2 tablespoons tomato paste and blend until smooth………….

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http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20957/side-dishes/sauces-condiments/sauce/pasta/tomato/

One of America’s Favorites – Pig Pickin’

July 17, 2017 at 4:53 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A pig pickin’ (also known as rolling a pig, pig pull, pig roast or, among the Cajun, “cochon de lait”) is a type of party or gathering held primarily in the American South which involves the barbecuing of a whole hog (the castrated male pig or barrow, bred for consumption at about 12 weeks old). Females, or gilts, are used as well. Boars (full-grown intact males) and sows generally are too large.

Many Southern families have a pig roast for Thanksgiving or Christmas, graduations, weddings, or summer gatherings. Some communities hold cook-offs during festivals, where cooks compete against one another for prize money.

 

A pig, often around 80–120 pounds dressed weight, is split in half and spread onto a large charcoal or propane grill. Some practitioners use a separate stove filled with hardwood to produce coals which are then transferred under the charcoal grill by shovel; others use charcoal with chunks of either blackjack oak, hickory wood or some other hardwood added for flavor. The style of these grills are as varied as the methods of producing them, some being homemade while others are custom-made.

There is a long-running debate among barbecue enthusiasts over the merits of different fuels. Propane is said to maintain a consistent temperature, whereas charcoal or charwood are often touted as producing better-tasting meat.

The cooking process is communal and usually directed by an authority figure; the host is helped by friends or family. It usually takes four to eight hours to cook the pig completely; the pig is often started “meat-side” down, and then is flipped one time once the hog has stopped dripping rendered fat. Some practitioners clean ashes from the skin with paper towels or a small whisk broom before flipping the hog to help produce high quality cracklings from the skin.

Often the hog is basted while cooking, though the method and sauce used differs according to region. For instance, a typical South Carolina Piedmont-area baste would be a mustard based sauce, an Eastern North Carolina baste is usually a very light vinegar based sauce with red pepper flakes, and Western North Carolina barbecue uses sauce with a ketchup base similar to traditional barbecue sauce.

When the cooking is complete, the meat should ideally be tender to the point of falling off of the bone. The meat is then either chopped or pulled into traditional Carolina-style pork barbecue, or it is picked off the hog itself by the guests. It is from the latter that the gathering gains its name. The barbecue is sometimes eaten with hushpuppies (fried cornmeal, occasionally flavored with onions), coleslaw, baked beans or sometimes Brunswick stew. In South Carolina, it is common to serve pilaf or hash as a side dish. Hash is a blend of leftover pork mixed with barbecue sauce and usually served over rice.

Sweet tea, beer, and soft drinks are often served.

 

The pig pickin’ is a significant part of the culture of the South; the necessary work and time needed to cook the hog makes it ideal for church gatherings (“dinner on the grounds”) or family reunions, and they can be held virtually year-round thanks to the region’s mild winters. Pig pickin’s are popular amongst the most devoted tailgaters at college football games across the South. The pig pickin’ has been long associated with politics; many local political parties and politicians still use the pig pickin’ to attract people to meetings and campaign rallies.[citation needed] In 1983, Rufus Edmisten, running for Governor of North Carolina at the time, was overheard saying “I’ve eaten enough barbecue. I am not going to eat any more. I’m taking my stand and that is it.”

Culturally and culinarily different from traditional Deep South pig pickin’ events, pig roasts are a common occurrence in Cuba, as well as the non-mainland American state of Hawaii, with roasts being done in the traditions of those places.

 

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 29, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Sugar Burns……..

 

Sugar burns at 265 degrees F (130 degrees C). If you are cooking foods with sauces or rubs that contain sugar you need to keep your grilling temperature below this temperature or your food will burn and blacken. Or don’t add those sauces until the end of the cooking time.

Healthy Meatball Recipes

May 2, 2017 at 5:35 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and magazine its Healthy Meatball Recipes. A fantastic variety of Healthy Meatball Dishes. Delicious recipes like; Swedish Meatballs, Meatball Banh Mi, and Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. Find these and all the rest at the EatingWell website which has a large selection of Healthy and Delicious recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
Healthy Meatball Recipes
Find healthy, delicious meatball recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

 

Swedish Meatballs

These Swedish meatballs are made with a combination of lean ground turkey breast and ground pork, flavored with nutmeg and cardamom and simmered in a creamy mushroom sauce. Serve over a brown rice pilaf spiked with almonds and currants or whole-wheat egg noodles…….

 
Meatball Banh Mi

This banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) is filled with a zingy slaw and chicken-and-pork meatballs spiked with fresh herbs. Look for chile-garlic sauce and fish sauce near other Asian ingredients in most supermarkets…….

 
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Sautéed mushrooms, celery and garlic add flavor and help keep calories in check and portions hearty in this easy Buffalo chicken meatball recipe. Serve these meatballs as an appetizer with carrot and celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch-style dressing for dipping, or make them into a Buffalo chicken sandwich…….

 

 
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Beer-Battered Portabella Strips……

April 3, 2017 at 5:29 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Beer-Battered Portabella Strips with Spicy Dipping Sauce. Meat, what meat? You’ll never miss it with this week’s recipe! Beer – Battered Portabella Mushrooms along with a Spicy Dipping Sauce. You can find this recipe at one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has recipes that will please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

 

Beer-Battered Portabella Strips with Spicy Dipping Sauce
Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups beer or ale
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 quarts mayonnaise
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
24 Portabella mushrooms, slice about 3/8-inch thick (about 2.5 ounces each; stems reserved for other use)
Lemon zest, for garnish as needed

Cooking Directions:

1 – Whisk together beer and flour; let sit at least 2 hour
2 – To make sauce, mix mayonnaise, zest, lemon juice, cilantro and cayenne pepper until well combined; reserve.
3 – Dip Portabella strips into reserved beer batter.
4 – Deep fry until crisp and golden brown, about 3 minutes.
5 – Serve with 1/4 cup Spicy Sauce on the side. Garnish with lemon zest, if desired.
Makes 24 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/beer-battered_portabella_strips_with_spicy_dipping_sauce_recipe.html

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